SLIC disappeared from bios. What could have happened?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by KurentEweser, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    A month ago I installed Windows 7 Pro on a new Asrock MB. The only modified bios I could find was a flash from Windows Asus version. Everything worked fine until now. Now I get the non genuine messages. I loaded AIDA64 and saw there was no SLIC entry in the bios. I reflashed with the same bios I used before and rebooted. All is well and AIDA64 shows the SLIC entry for now at least.

    When I installed Windows 7, I used an all in one version that will only install a loader if there is no SLIC in the bios. Then I flashed the modified bios. I installed Windows twice. The first time was to flash the bios. I then formatted the drive a second time to get rid of the boot loader and to install Windows with a "modified" bios. So my question is. Will the Windows bios flash utility work properly if Windows was running with a boot loader? BTW I never got the 30 days to activate notice. Maybe one of you can explain what happened.
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Where did you get your copy of Windows 7? Retail copy? MDL Download? Torrent?
     
  3. videobruce

    videobruce MDL Junior Member

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    If you used a "loader", Software Protection (service) has to be running.
     
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  4. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    What I was asking was, would a loader interfere with the flashing of a modded bios from Windows? The first time I flashed, I took for granted that the bios I flashed took. When I checked the bios after the Windows Not Genuine warning, there was no SLIC. My guess is that Windows found and disabled the loader. When I flashed the modded bios from within Windows again. The SLIC showed up like it should and Windows was happy. I never had a problem with this copy of Windows when I flashed from DOS.
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce MDL Junior Member

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    I don't see why, but I will admit I don't fully understand exactly how these 'loaders' work. I was under the impression it only resides in the O/S.
    I prefer to flash outside of Windows.
     
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  6. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    I would have flashed outside of Windows too, but the only bios available here was imbedded in a Windows application. If I ever have to flash in Windows again, it will be with an unactivated copy of Windows.